Restricted Breeds

Information about the dogs and other animals that may not be imported into Hong Kong as well as details about importing birds...

The following fighting dogs may not be imported into Hong Kong:

  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Fila Braziliero
  • and any crosses of these breeds
  • Further information on regulation of fighting dogs in Hong Kong

Other Pets

To bring other pets, such as reptiles or rodents, into Hong Kong it is also necessary to apply for a Special Permit from the AFCD. They will require a health certificate issued not more than 14 days before departure stating that the animal is healthy and free of infectious disease or injury.


Birds, including poultry, may not be brought into Hong Kong without a special permit. Allow time to carry out diagnostic tests for H5 Avian influenza.